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Plumtastic Necklace Project

A profusion of plum perfect color. Deep and light plum shades with chocolate, peridot and crystal make a beautiful tapestry rich in color and texture. This unique way to hang a pendant will open many design ideas for other pieces.

Karla Schafer, Aunties Beads Designer

Author Karla Schafer
Karla Schafer
Auntie's Beads Designer
  1. Cut 25" of beading wire and center the following on it: a berry bead, olivine rondelle, berry bead, crystal ab round rondelle, berry bead, olivine rondelle, berry bead.
  2. Slip the Chinese Crystal Rectangle pendant over both wires and snug the beads previously strung to the bottom.
  3. Splitting the wires at the top of the pendant, string beads on each wire in the following pattern: *berry bead, olivine, berry bead, round rondelle crystal ab, rondelle purple swirl, round rondelle crystal ab, 4mm coffee Czech, 4mm chocolate pearl, 4mm coffee Czech, 8mm plum Czech**
  4. Repeat (*to**) 4 more times.
  5. String a berry bead, olivine rondelle, berry bead, round rondelle crystal ab, 4mm coffee Czech, 4mm chocolate pearl, 4mm coffee Czech, 8mm plum Czech, berry bead, olivine rondelle, berry bead.
  6. Crimp this end of the wire into half of the swirly clasp using the Magical Crimp Forming Tool.
  7. String the other side of the necklace as above crimping into the other half of the clasp to complete the piece.
Tools and Materials Needed:

Chinese Crystal Rectangle Pendant, 24 x33mm, Crystal AB- 1pc
Designer Czech Glass 8mm Fire Polish Strand, Plum Awesome- 12pc
Designer Czech Glass 9mm Rondelle Bead Strand, Purple Swirl- 10pc
Miyuki Berry Bead, Spkl Purple Lined Crystal- 32pc
Chinese Crystal Rondelle Bead Strand, Crystal AB, 4x6mm- 23pc
Designer Czech Glass Rondelle Bead Strand, Olivine, 3x5mm- 16pc
4mm Glass Pearl Bead Strand, Chocolate- 12pc
Designer Czech Glass 4mm Fire Polish Bead Strand, Coffee- 24pc
Antique Copper Pewter 19mm Toggle With Swirly Bar
Beadalon 49-strand Wire, 30 ft., .018
Crimp Beads, Bag of 50, 2 x 2mm- 2pc
Magical Crimp Forming Tool
Nipper Tool

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